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Easier Pollination of Half-Diallel Crosses by Ranking Flower Phenology

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Progeny testing using half-diallel crossing is often difficult because of the variation in flowering time among selected parents. The flower phenology ranking method described here is an easy method of pollinating half-diallel crosses using current season pollen. Parents are ranked according to their flowering time and crosses are arranged in such a way that each parent is pollinated only by a parent which flowered before it. The earliest flowering parent is used only as a male and the latest-flowering parent only as a female.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Principal Plant Geneticist, USDA Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Macon, Ga.

Publication date: 1977-11-01

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